The premium book for the 2018 Piedmont Interstate Fair, “Get Your Fair Face On” will be online in July.
Please select any of the categories listed to the right to view the opportunities to display your hobbies, talents, and special accomplishments of the last year in the fair. Simply click on the category you are interested in to read and print out the information.
Thank you for sharing your best efforts with the community and good luck to all of you!
Due to increased printing and mailing cost, the premium book mailing list has been greatly reduced. The entire premium book does appear here online and you may print any section you desire from the right. However, if you desire a book and do not receive one in the mail, you may pick up a copy at the fair office or at any branch of the Spartanburg County Library beginning in September on a first come, first serve basis.
The Piedmont Interstate Fair will only pay 1st place premiums in all exhibit halls during 2018.
As fall arrives and October’s cool nights approach we know it’s that time of the year, time for the Piedmont Interstate Fair. Our theme this year is “Get Your Fair Face On”, so smile, laugh and display the joy every child does as they walk through the gates into the fairgrounds.
Our Board of Directors, Officers and Staff are privileged to bring the 2018 Piedmont Interstate Fair to our community for the enjoyment of all. Our goal is to reach and entertain every age group in our diverse population and provide entertainment, competition, contests, educational opportunities, delicious food and just plain fun for everybody.
Our exhibitors in every category have labored through the year to ensure that their entries are worthy of presentation and your attention in our exhibit halls. The House of Flowers, Commercial Building and Agriculture Building all provide opportunities for competition, exhibition and education. The cattle barn presents a large number of farm animals, familiar to many in rural areas, but a truly educational experience for those living in our urban areas. We encourage everyone to take the time to enjoy the opportunity of seeing all these areas and embracing the agricultural roots of the fair. Encourage your family and friends to join in the fun and be a part of this event.
Reithoffer Shows will once again provide amusement rides on our Midway and games of chance, talent and skill. Our visitors’ comfort and safety is always in the forefront with Reithoffer Shows. Our Midway is inspected daily for cleanliness, safety and ride operations.
Our food vendors on the Midway and the Food Court provide a wonderful variety of culinary experiences. From corn dogs and funnel cakes to fried pickles and cotton candy, everyone will have a favorite when they leave. This year we also welcome our local Pepsi Beverage Company as a sponsor and exclusive distributor of beverages for the Fair.
This past January at the 2018 GA/SC Association of Agricultural Fairs Convention, held in Atlanta, our Fair had the distinction of winning the Best Display competition, and because of the to hard work of everyone associated with the Fair I was awarded “Fairman of the Year”. We are proud of the fact that our Fair has now been a state winner for fourteen of the past fifteen years. This accomplishment shines a bright light on our Fair, Spartanburg and our associated counties.
This year also marks the retirement of Wayne Harmon, who served as Executive Director for 15 years. With the support of his wife, Nancy, our Fair has consistently provided a safe and wholesome venue for our patrons. Their enthusiasm and dedication to our Fair and the community is greatly appreciated. Our new Director, Bill Michels, comes to us from the Spartanburg Police Department and has been affiliated with the fair for over 10 years.
Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to our sponsors for their faithful support. These sponsors provide the financial support that allows us to pay premiums for so many categories, provide entertainment, and help us keep ticket prices affordable. Please show your appreciation by supporting them at every opportunity during the coming year.
Our deepest appreciation is extended to all of our exhibitors, and those who volunteer their time and services to bring a successful Fair to our community. We are humbled by and grateful for our volunteers and employees who work so hard to bring the community a successful event. The Fair is a family tradition that never grows old. Please join us at this year’s Fair and “GET YOUR FAIR FACE ON”.
J. P. Baehr, President